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Nov 11, 2012 11:00pm EST
a year to get access to that plane. we had to get permission from the u.s. air force, u.s. army, and, you know, it took a long, long time. two weeks before getting on thoo plane we did not have permission. i was sweating bullets. it was before new year, 2010. then finally at the last minute we got permission to get on that plane. what we see there is -- we don't see the people who were in that study. we ended up following a person in that clip, sergeant yates, who was heavily, heavily over-medicating. we see what happens when we have a fragmented system. when we have a bunch of doctors picking out bits and pieces of us. there is no reason a human being should be on as many drugs as he was on that plane. he almost died on that plane. >> he had containers full of pills. >> the nurses and doctors on the plane could not figure out how many drugs he was on. his blood pressure dropped to a dangerous level where he almost died. i mean the whole plane was literally on shutdown. everyone was on high alert. >> that was in the air? >> it was in the air. >> you came from germany? >> to druse --
Nov 25, 2012 11:00pm EST
talking to him? >> david hackett was a fellow sports fan and was connected to the u.s. olympic sports team. so kennedy needed to yell at someone he knew about the hockey team and what they were up to. he was extremely distressed in those cold war days that emissaries of the united states had performed badly, and they were just young kids playing hockey and they had lost to sweden, 17-2. and that is a little embarrassing. but i'm not sure it warrants presidential anger. and yet every example of the u.s. on the world stage was of interest to president kennedy, so he vented a little bit of that famous temper. >> here he is. >> dave, i noticed in the paper this morning where the swedish team beat the american hockey team 17-2. >> yeah, i saw that. >> who are we sending over there, girls? >> they haven't won a game. >> i know it. i mean, who got them up? >> i don't know. i can check into it. >> god, we've got some pretty good hockey players, don't we? >> i think so. >> i suppose they're all playing on their college teams? i'd like to find out under -- who sponsored it and what kind of players t
Nov 19, 2012 6:00am EST
shock of what they had to do." where did you find that? >> that is in the record. >> officials u.s. records? >> that is right. that is a very disturbing thing to learn -- what we did when we withdrew, when the army withdrew from the north korean side of the 30th parallel, we devastated everything from their capital through the 30th parallel. we bombed them. we napalmed them. we shot them. it was total devastation, and our army did that under orders. it made the american boys -- and our american soldiers were always gently raised by their mothers. it made them sick. they came back from all of these bombing raids. they came back -- they just vomited and were sick. they did not want to do this, but they were ordered to do it. >> it is interesting that after writing about harry truman and the bomb, you write this -- "the korean war transformed the united states into a very different country. it soon had hundreds of permanent military bases abroad, a large standing army, and a permanent national security state at home. we can add to that a huge military force, a pension for invading for
Nov 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
and later, a look at cybersecurity threats to the u.s. >> this week on "q&a," former harvard university press editor aida donald discusses her latest book, "citizen soldier, a life of harry s. truman." aida donald, why did you write a book about harry truman? >> i wanted to do another biography, having written about teddy roosevelt six years ago and had great fun writing about him. i looked around for another president that i might enjoy working on for a few years, and i came upon truman, who i remember, i am old enough to remember him. truman had two big puzzles in his life. i said, you really have to write about some of those puzzles. it gives you something to work on, to work through. maybe other biographers, other readers do not know about the puzzles or even see them as puzzles, but you do, and that is how i chose truman and worked very hard on the puzzles which turned out to be very important for his career. it kept me very interested in it this man from the midwest. this man with a high school education who accidentally became president in momentous times in our lives.
Nov 11, 2012 8:00pm EST
get on that plane. and we had to get permission from the u.s. air force, the u.s. army. and it took a long long time. two weeks before getting on that plane, we didn't have permission and i was sweating bullets as right before new year in 2010. and finally at the last minute we got permission to get on that plane. what we see there is -- we don't see one of the people who are in that study. we actually ended up following a character named sergeant yates who was heavily heavily overmedicated. and what we see in that clip is really sort of what happens when we have a fragmented system. when we have a bunch of different doctors picking up different pieces of us but not looking out for the whole person. there's no way that a human being should be on that many drugs. he almost died of a plane. >> he holds up containers of pills. >> and the nurses and doctors couldn't figure out he was on, how many drugs he was on. and his blood pressure dropped to a really dangerous level where he almost died. the whole plane was really on shutdown. everyone was on like high alert. >> that was in the air
Nov 18, 2012 8:00pm EST
protect u.s. much as i can. -- you as much as i can. he never told his daughter the episode of the suicide until she was a grown woman. she resented that, but she got over it. bess like public life because there was this dark secret that would come out and humiliate her and, in the fact, say her genes were injured. but it never came out. harry protected it and went to his grave and she did -- it was not public knowledge. >> where did you find it? >> it is in these papers. the truman papers, the letters. it is not hitting in the papers. -- hidden in the papers. it is just there. there are also, in the papers, stories about how her friends helped her get over it. she was a young girl, a teenager, when this happened. her friends did their best to comfort her. they said they could not do anything -- she would not be comforted. it was such a smashing of that for that family. >> why did you spend not so much time but a lot of time on harry truman pursuing bess? wallace? was that the last name? >> bess wallace -- i do not know what it was about harry who claimed at age six he fell in love
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